Commerce

NIST Launches Biometric Databases to Boost Identity Verification Research

The rollout marks the beginning of “what is intended to be an expanding collection of biometric resources.”

Commerce Partnership Opportunity Aims to Amplify Feds' Data Use

The department’s National Technical Information Service is looking for services to help agencies use data as an asset.

Commerce Secretary Proposes ‘Case-by-Case’ Enforcement Of Telecom Ban

A proposed rule out for public comment would give the secretary discretion over how implement a May executive order.

Census Fails Key Recruiting and Hiring Tests as It Gears Up for 2020 Count

Despite warnings of delays and cost overruns, agency says it's confident operations will not be interrupted.

NIST Is Offering $6M For Technical Help With Its Smart Grid, IoT Research

The standards agency is building a contract for technical services in support of its cyber-physical systems research.

NOAA to Solicit Public Insight on Four Draft Science and Technology Strategies

Focus areas include artificial intelligence, unmanned systems, ‘omics, and the cloud.

Don’t Rush Quantum-Proof Encryption, Warns NSA Research Director 

Quantum computers could crack the codes that secure the world’s digital information but racing to a solution could create more threats, according to Dr. Deborah Frincke.

GAO: Census Risks Missing Deadlines on 15 IT Systems Ahead of 2020 

With Census Day less than six months away, officials have no room for error in system development, testing and deployment.

Texas Considering Whether to Hand Driver’s License, Citizenship Information to Census Bureau

The Texas Department of Public Safety received a request for the information earlier this month but has taken no action.

Senate Bill Would Open Some Weather Agency Models to the Public

The bill would require the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to share more weather modeling data with third parties and review possible innovations.

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How the U.S. Census Kickstarted America's Computing Industry

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NIST is Hunting for Tech to Secure the Energy Sector’s Network

Officials want to help power companies bolster their digital defenses as renewable energy resources like solar panels and wind turbines introduce more vulnerabilities to the grid.

NOAA Seeks Fresh Tech Ideas for Weather Satellite Fleets  

The nation’s weather agency is looking for new tech ideas that could beef up its data collection and forecasting efforts.

6 Lessons from Government Customer Experience Professionals

Officials from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Transportation Security Administration and Office of Federal Student Aid explained what’s worked in improving customer experience.

Census is Asking the Public to Help Fight Misinformation Ahead of 2020 

The bureau launched a website for dispelling common Census rumors and created a special email address where people can report misinformation and other malicious activities.

NIST Wants Public Input on Protecting Personal Privacy

The latest version of its privacy framework is meant to help organizations address the risks of holding sensitive data on their customers.

NIST Wants Help Investigating Deaths Caused by Hurricane Maria

The agency is specifically interested in how building failures contributed to the fatalities.